Book review: ‘A War of Frontier and Empire’

First published: Sunday, October 7, 2007, in the Albany Times Union As President Bush tries to shape his legacy in regards to the Iraq war, he should pick up David Silbey’s engaging history “A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902” (Hill and Wang; 272 pages; $26). Though both were wars of choice,Continue reading “Book review: ‘A War of Frontier and Empire’”

Review: City of Mirrors a satisfying conclusion to The Passage Trilogy

Seriously, don’t read this if you don’t want spoilers. It’s been six long years since “The Twelve” (which came out only two years after “The Passage”), so don’t let this review spoil your own anticipation. OK? Got it?

#tbt book review: Elisa Albert’s ‘How This Night is Different’

In anticipation of Elisa Albert’s new novel “After Birth” (slated to be published next month), here’s a review of her first collection of short stories. The review was published April 1, 2007. In the title story of Elisa Albert’s comic and irreverent debut collection, “How This Night is Different” (Free Press; 208 pages; $18), aContinue reading “#tbt book review: Elisa Albert’s ‘How This Night is Different’”